A general view of six loose carved stones, arranged in a pyramid formation, in St Mary's Church
- St Mary's Church, Acton, Cheshire East
- Photograph (Negative)
The loose carved stones in St Mary's Church are thought to be "among the most significant pieces of early Romanesque sculpture in the country". It is believed that the stones were carved by different sculptors: two groups, one carved in limestone and one in red sandstone, can be distinguished. The limestone carvings in this photograph date from the end of the 11th century. It is possible that they formed a screen or frieze, and were later set in a bench running around the church, before being stored in their current position. The subject matter includes Christ, the apostles, a lattice design, and religious figures.
© Historic England Archive
Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree
Early Medieval Church, Medieval Church, Post Medieval Church, Religion
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